Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Replaced the iPhone...

...with an iPod Touch! It's nice to be able to fool around with that tech again; because as much as I've grown to love my BlackBerry, I missed so many things about the iPhone. It basically is everything is minus the phone, camera, and no GPS.

In other news, maybe I did catch a cold and not allergies...since instead of sneezing, now I have a stuffy nose and a slight nagging cough. *cough*

Finally, I'm going to be walking on October 25th (happy birthday Aaron!,) with my Company's regional office for the American Diabetes Association. Basically around the Capital Building and the surrounding environs. Look for an email soon!

Oh, here's the link for more info:


Saturday, September 27, 2008

Friday, September 26, 2008

Allergies suck

I don't seem to recall having allergy issues this time of year (around my birthday), but yet here they are. Went to sleep last night 100%, and woke up this morning to an itchy nose and slight jet-powered triple sneezes. Needless to say my first day back at work after class was fun (by the way, we tested at the end of this class and I actually passed...so I'm officially ITIL certified!) I still have to take my Security + test from that first class I was sent too...but that will come real soon.

In other news, the era of D.C Mikey no longer going out every Friday and Saturday takes effect this weekend. So far I plan to "stay in" both nights...and by staying in, I mean staying away from my bar. Only plan on going there 2-3 times a month...depending on special occasions of course. The only problem is, even sitting here slightly under the weather, I feel like I should be doing something out of the apartment.

Oh well...time to take a Claritin and pass the heck out.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

It's Official

Well, I'm 30 years old now. Happened over the weekend actually. That being said, it was pretty cool for the most part. The coolest part had to have been Dan knocking in my door Friday night (I had no idea he was coming down from Maine for the festivities.) Although him being in town did make me miss my 5k the next morning (cause we stayed out too late Friday night). The next day, Aaron and the fellas came into town. Then we met with an old friend of his (and I guess mine too), and met the rest of my friends at a Brazilian Steakhouse for my birthday dinner. This was of course followed by a night @ Rhino, my favorite bar in D.C. Here's more of the tamer pictures from that night:

From 30th Birthday

From 30th Birthday

From 30th Birthday

From 30th Birthday

And my favorite pic of all:

From 30th Birthday

Monday, September 15, 2008

Saints Aftermath

I just finished uploading all the pictures my Mom took during our trip to watch the Saints come play the Redskins. Even though game didn't end up the way I wanted, and we all sweated off at least 5 pounds due to the record heat that day, I still had an awesome time. Click the below link to check the photos:


Thursday, September 11, 2008

7 years later

So today I caught myself watching some 9-11 related programming on the History Channel. 7 years later is still broils me up inside to see the photos and video of the those hijacked airliners crashing into the WTC towers. So on a day as somber as today, I feel a bit yearning to still be in the uniform of our country fighting the good fight. Either way, may this country never forget what happened to it on that morning in early September 2001. :(

Family Guy + Mario = BK Commercial?

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Thought you guys might like this


1, What color is your toothbrush?
orange, white, and blue

2, Name one person who made you smile today:
the girls who smiled back at me while running

3, What were you doing at 8 am this morning:
walking down to the metro to head to class in Alexandria

4, What were you doing 45 minutes ago?
BS'ing on Facebook

5, What is your favorite candy bar?
hmmm...been a while...but I guess Kit Kat.

6, Have you ever been to a strip club?

7, What is the last thing you said aloud?
I do not need to be eating anything right now

8, What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
cookies and creme

9, What was the last thing you had to drink?

10, Do you like your wallet?
I used to...think I want a new one

11, What was the last thing you ate?
cheese popcorn (guilty pleasure)

12, Have you bought any new clothing items this week?
Oh yes, 2 pairs of shoes and a Saints hat for the game this weekend

13, The last sporting event you watched?

14, What is your favorite flavor of popcorn?
cheese, kettle corn, or plain

15, Who is the last person you sent a message on myspace?
I don't know...I think Jason

16, Ever go camping?

17, Do you take vitamins daily?

18, Do .
19, Do you have a tan?
kind of...not as much as I wanted

20,Do you prefer Chinese food over pizza?
depends on the mood

21, Do you drink your soda with a straw?
only with fast food

22, What did your last text message say?

23, What are you doing tomorrow?
last day of class, donate some clothes, weight training

25, Look to your left, what do you see?
an empty glass

26, What color is your watch?
I have a few

27, What do you think of when you hear Australia?

28, What is your birthstone?

29, Do you go through the drive thru or go in to eat at a restaurant?
I prefer drive thru...eating at fast food joints (unless outside @ Sonic) is depressing

30, What is your favorite number?

31,Who's the last person you talked to on the phone with?

32, Any plans today?
nope....just bed.

33, How many states have you lived in?

34, Biggest annoyance right now?
upcoming birthday

35, Last song listened to?
a Dave Matthews Band song

36,Can you say the alphabet backwards?
not without really thinking about it. haha

37, Do you have a maid service clean your house?
nope...I'm already a clean person

38, Favorite pair of shoes you wear all the time?
my adidas samoas...or a pair of flip-flops in the summer

39, Are you jealous of anyone?
you could say that...but only mildly

40, Is anyone jealous of you?
I've heard yes

41, Do you love anyone?
just my family and close friends

42, Do any of your friends have children?

43, What do you usually do during the day?

44, Do you hate anyone that you know right now?

45, Do you use the word 'hello' daily?

46, What color is your car?
Black Magic Pearl :D

49, Have you ever been to Six Flags?
nope...just Busch Gardens and King's Dominion

50, How did you get your worst scar?
from surgery...and that would be because I went to crazy at the gym while in Iraq....hernia sucks!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Tires & Class

Well, the GTI is whole again as of Wednesday...stupid tire warranty only took care of the first $200, so I had to cough up a little over $100 to cover the total cost. Oh well, guess that's better than paying full price.

In other news, I've already been scheduled to attend "Security +" training next week, by my new company. It's basically a class to get you geared up to take an I.T. certification exam. Keep in mind, I've only been with this company since this past Tuesday! So after orientation and this class next week, I'll hardly be @ my actual job.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Sorry about that

Fixed the link to the 5k in the last post.